Sky Bet and Boylesports go 6 places E/W for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships
There is so much quality in the field this year in the Alfred dunhill Links championship that I was torn between putting this week's whole pot on only 3 players up near the top of the elite list, leaving the tournament alone altogether or doing the usual and going further down for the real value. Strangely enough I've not really opted for any of the above.
Instead the main focus will be on another side market just as last week which yielded massive profits. That market this week will be "First round Leader" because as we know, players will be teeing it up on 3 different courses come thursday morning and what the bookies don't seem to have taken into consideration is that 1 of those courses(Kingsbarns) is much easier than the other 2. So early starters at Kingsbarns on Thursday and at big odds will be the focus.
The Alfred Dunhill Links pro-am tournament is a tournament the players very much enjoy each year and players that tend to do well are the ones that are patient and can have a bit of fun with the celebs, as well as players that are competent links players. This year as per the last few, the tournament will use 3 differnet courses in St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie so obviously every aspect of a golfer's game will be tested. Kingsbarns is the easy 1 of the 3 with the low rounds tending to come there so as mentioned the "first round leader" market will be the main area of betting this week.
First round Leader Picks:
-1pt E/W Alexander noren @ 50/1
-1pt E/W Richard Green @ 66/1
-1pt E/W Graeme Storm @ 80/1
All tee up early at Kingsbarns on Thursday morning and all are capable of going low as well as in good recent form.
All prices with Hills
Dunhill Links outright betting:
- 1pt E/W Ross Fisher @ 18/1 - Fisher has good tournament form and loves links golf
- 1pt E/W Gmac Dowell @ 30/1 - The best outright E/W pick this week in terms of value and another lover of links golf
- 1pt E/W Soren Hansen @ 20/1 - This week's man to beat has really turned it up over the last few weeks.Went low here in round 1 last year and finished in the top 10.
All prices with Sky Bet
-2.25 pts David Howell top 20 finish @ 7/1 (totesport)
Howell coming back to some form and always enjoys events like this
-1.75pts Thomas aiken top 20 finish @ 6/1 (totesport)
aiken had a top 10 last year in this event and capable of firing really low rounds